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Activities of the Secretariat


• Change of the Cisco switching infrastructure;

• Deployment of new server infrastructure for

the virtual environment and for the Oracle en-


• Upgrade of the telephone infrastructure (call

manager, voice mail and switchboard software);

• Implementation of a log correlation system;

• Deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure

for temporary staff and guests.

Finance & Human Resources Department

The Finance and Human Resources Department contin-

ued to focus on delivering innovative human resources

and financial strategies by ensuring the efficiency of

each business process and service quality, as well as

through providing world-class management of the Or-

ganization’s human and financial assets in 2016.

In particular, the Finance Office prepared and pre-

sented the 2015 Financial Report, 2016 Provisional Fi-

nancial Statements and 2017 Draft Budget to the 146th

Meeting of the Board of Governors. Furthermore, the

office kicked off redesigning the International Business

Accounting Software and continued to streamline its

business processes in conjunction with external audi-

tors for greater efficiency.

In addition to providing personnel-related

services to the Secretariat, the Human Resources

Section continued to monitor all human resources

processes with a view to improving the efficiency

of each process, as well as the quality of services

and accuracy of data provided by the section, by

applying modern technology whenever possible.

The section also continued in its efforts to uti-

lize the Secretariat’s available manpower to the

maximum extent possible to ensure efficiency and